Hamburg, April 6th, 2021: LIQUIND Marine and GasCom have been selected to secure the LNG supply for Germany’s largest ferry using an alternative fuel concept. The respective cooperation agreement has recently been signed with the ferry operator Elbferry GmbH & Co. KG. As a result, the operations of the ferry accrue up to 90 percent less nitrogen dioxide and 20 percent less CO2. In addition, particle emissions have been almost entirely reduced and no sulphur is generated from the combustion of the alternative fuel.
The ferry „GREENFERRY 1“, which was previously in operation in Norway, commutes several times per day between the ports of Cuxhaven and Brunsbüttel, thereby closing an important infrastructure gap along the North Sea coast while enabling the crossing of the Elbe River in less than one hour. Not only is the actual travel time significantly reduced for trucks on the important transport corridor along the coast, but the generation of emissions from the transport of goods and people on the road is also lowered.
Christian Strahlmann, Managing Director at Elbferry GmbH & Co. KG, highly welcomed the cooperation: „By appointing LIQUIND Marine and GasCom for organizing the LNG supply chain and conducting regular bunkering operations, we can put our commitment towards progressive environmentally friendly technologies into practice. Furthermore, this cooperation underlines our ambitions to establish the ferry service between Brunsbüttel and Cuxhaven long-term.“
Mr. Strahlmann also praised the easy handling and flexible scheduling of the LNG bunkering service. Based on current demand, the supply for the ferry can be conducted on both ends of the service route. The LNG is supplied with several trucks per week and the ferry bunkering is done through special parallel unloading equipment, which reduces the time needed to unload a truck to less than one hour.
The managing directors of the LNG suppliers, Norbert Scholz (GasCom), and Christian Schneider (LIQUIND Marine), are pleased to be able to contribute even more to clean air at the Elbe: „We are delighted about the trust placed in us by Elbferry. Based on our experiences from the first weeks, we see substantial potential for a long-term cooperation in LNG supply for the ferry.“
Being the market leaders in setting up LNG supply infrastructure for trucks and marine customers in Germany, the two companies have substantial experience in setting up efficient and safe supply chains. According to the managing directors: „Our activities always benefit the customer and the environment. “
GasCom Equipment GmbH is a family-owned company based in Troisdorf near Cologne, which is specialized in providing mobile gas services. Over the past years, the company has established itself as a leading service provider in this segment supplying various customers of different sizes and sectors. GasCom has substantial experience in supplying LNG to marine customers. Among its numerous customers in Europe are already several other LNG-fueled ferries operating along the North Sea coast.
LIQUIND Marine GmbH is a subsidiary of the Berlin-based LNG infrastructure developer LIQUIND 24/7. With more than thirteen LNG truck fueling stations in operation and another twenty locations in development, the company is leading the German market for the supply of LNG to truck customers. Building up on the experience gained throughout the last years, the company is securing its market position and extending its operations into new segments, including the supply of LNG to marine and inland waterway customers.
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